English Foreign Language (EFL) Leaners’ Needs in Writing Skills

  • Muhammad Hanafi Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidenreng Rappang
  • Jamalluddin Jamaluddin Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidenreng Rappang
  • Andi Andi Sadapotto Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidenreng Rappang
Keywords: writting, students' needs


This article aim is to explore the need of the EFL learners of FKIP UMS Rappang in academic 2019/2020 which expected to be useful information for lecturer and students in writing skills. In this article, the writer used quantitative method to describe the need of the third semester of the EFL learners of FKIP UMS Rappang in writing skills. The population whick was involved the third semester students of English Department of FKIP UMS Rappang in academic 2019/2020 consist of 96 students, because the number of population was big so the writer only took 28 students as a sample (cluster sampling). In collecting the data the writer used one part of instruments, namely: Questionnaire. Questionnaire significan to find out the students’ need in writing skills. Based on the result of analysis the data showed that the students need in writing skills are: (a)Using correct punctuation and spelling, (b)structuring sentences, (c)appropriate vocabulary, (d)the knowledge of vocabulary, (e)expressing ideas appropriately, (f)developing ideas, (g)organizing paragraph (h)the overall writing ability, (i)the creative writing, (j)the essay writing, and (k)writing introductions and conclusions.